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Program at a Glance

Online Certificate
College of Sciences
Credit Hours
Most Innovative University 2022

Tally it all up with Financial Mathematics

Agencies nationwide are looking for professionals with a strong grasp on the dynamics of financial markets. Knowledge of banking, investment management, venture capitalism, insurance and risk management all enhance the opportunity for success. You can set yourself apart as an asset and be prepared to take on top financial positions with UCF’s online financial mathematics graduate certificate.

Through UCF Online, you’ll explore quantitative methods, strengthen your ability to make smarter business decisions, and amplify your finance proficiency. The Mathematical Science Graduate Certificate in Financial Mathematics is designed for students who are interested in advancing their careers in public, private, and nonprofit financial-service institutions and regulatory agencies.

This certificate program can be completed entirely online, allowing you the flexibility to earn your certificate according to your schedule. Get started today and begin your journey to a more rewarding career.

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Application Deadlines

December 1
April 1
July 1

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Course Overview

Financial Mathematics I

Explore single-period market, arbitrage, risk-neutral probability measure, market completeness, mean-variance portfolio analysis, multi-period market, binomial tree, and contingent claim pricing.

Investigate the initial value problem, terminal value problem, existence and uniqueness, Gronwall's inequality, linear system theory, parabolic PDE, elliptic PDE, basic regularity theory, maximum principle, and stability.

Explore the Lagrangian function and duality, Kuhn-Tucker' theorem, quadratic programming and Wolfe's theorem, Griffith and Stewar's method, and search methods for unconstrained optimization.

Skills You'll Learn

  • Gain knowledge of mathematical finance
  • Have the utility to pursue careers in financial services industry and regulatory agencies.

Career Projections


Annual Job


Job Growth
2019 - 2029

Source: Lightcast™ . 2024

Career Opportunities

  • Commercial Analyst
  • Financial Advisor
  • Investment Specialist/Manager
  • Portfolio Manager
  • Regularatory Scientist
  • Senior Financial Data Analyst